ScopeDome USB Card ver. 2.0

ScopeDome USB Card ver. 2.0
ver. 2.3
sky observatory
Manual
ScopeDome USB Card
ver. 2.1
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ScopeDome USB Card ver. 2.0
Table of contents
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Technical information
Basic information about the card
The range of possible applications
Plug And Play and additional watertight Fibox boxes
Basic card hardware functions
Description of the card's inputs and outputs
Description of the card's control panel and LED indicators
Control software
The first test run of ScopeDome USB 2.0 card
Connecting the dome drives and sensors to USB 2.0 card ScopeDome
Programming the radio connection between the card components
Firmware upgrade
Additional display functions
The error codes reported by the card
Wiring diagrams for typical 3Phase engines
Alternative methods of connecting Home Sensor and the encoder
Remote hardware reset of the card power supply
Control of 230VAC 1-Phase engines
Control of 12V DC engines
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fig. 3a Home Sensor
Connectors for:
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fig. 6a Power contacts for 3M Dome (old version)
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Technical information
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1. Technical information
Along with the card, depending on the order, we provide the following
components:
Stationary part:
Dimensions:
200x120x75 mm (LxWxH)
Weight:
1 kg
Power consumption 12VDC:
600 mA (~ 10W)
Power consumption 230VAC:
50 mA (~ 10W)
Current efficiency of AC outputs:
- 12V out:
200 mA
- 5V out:
150 mA
Power consumption of the inverter set with the engine with the
power of 90W:
- standby mode (engine does not rotate) : 25 mA
- engine without load :
300 mA
- engine with load:
860 mA
- overload engine:
1A
Maximum relay load :
- Scope, CCD, LIGHT, FAN:
4A
- Rel1, Rel2, Rel3, Rel4:
2A
- CW, CCW, OPEN, CLOSE relays and inverter control outputs:2A
Total relays load must not exceed 8A
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Mounting holes for stationary and rotary part
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Mounting holes for Higrometer and
HomeSensor
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Enkoder and HomeSensor board
Moving part
Dimensions:
Weight:
Power consumption 12VDC:
Power consumption 230VAC:
transmitter range:
200x120x75 mm (LxWxH)
1 kg
300 mA (~ 4W)
20 mA (~ 4W)
~5m
Home Sensor
Dimensions:
Sensor fork spacing:
Sensor fork depth:
47x47x27 mm (LxWxH)
15 mm
12 mm
Encoder
Dimensions:
Sensor fork spacing:
Sensor fork depth:
Radio remote
Dimensions:
Battery life:
Transmitter range:
47x47x27 mm (LxWxH)
15 mm
12 mm
85x36x15 mm (LxWxH)
~ 3 months
~ 3m
Hygrometer
(fig. showing mounting holes)
Dimensions:
Maximum wires lenght:
64x58x35 mm (LxWxH)
2m
Thermometer TempIn and TempOut
Dimensions:
Maximum wires lenght:
35x12x10 mm (LxWxH)
5m
Power contacts of the card moving part
(for ScopeDome 4M & 5.5M)
Dimensions (part with rolls):
120x48x40 mm (LxWxH)
Dimensions (part with power contacts): 120x48x20 mm (LxWxH)
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Basic information about the card
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2. Basic information about the
card
Wireless ScopeDome USB Card ver. 2.0 is designed to control the
astronomical observatories.
It consists of four basic elements:
• stationary main part - mounted at the telescope, which
controls the rotary engine of the dome,
• moving part - mounted on the movable part of the
dome, which controls single or double shutter
• wireless remote for convenient control the movement of
the dome during visual observations,
• control software for Windows.
Versatile design of our card allows to control different types of
domes. With eight built-in relays it allows to control the powering of
the observatory's equipment such as telescope, camera, lighting,
ventilation. The card is equipped with the necessary inputs that
indicate the current status of the dome and the input for encoders
which measure the azimuth and position of the shutter. Part of the card
that controls the shutter communicates with the main part of the card
through a radio transmission or by wire, using the RS 485 interface.
Communication of our card with the telescope is realized by ASCOM
platform 6.0 or TheSky6 sky atlas. Card is designed to work with
selected sorts of weather stations and cloud sensors.
fig. 4
Thermomter TempIn i TempOut
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Remote Controll
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Power contacts for 4M i 55M dome
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Watertight boxes
3. The range of possible
applications
ScopeDome USB Card ver. 2.0 allows you to control the domes of
different manufacturers equipped with single or double shutter and all
kinds of observatories Roll-Off Roof type. The system of outputs that
control the operation of engines which drive the dome and the shutter
is versatile and allows you to use any engine - from typical 12V DC
motors (for small domes), through the stepper motors, up to threephase AC motors. If you use a 12V motors, you have to use the
appropriate Relay Box. Communication of the card and the computer is
provided via USB port.
The software enables to use the card to control the domes of any
diameter. The card has a built-in universal power supply 110 or 230V
AC, it can also be powered with a typical power supply of 12V DC.
4. Plug And Play and an
additional watertight Fibox
boxes
For domes produced by us, upon request, we provide the card with an
integrated wiring Plug And Play, adapted to a typical observatory
control scheme. It allows you to instantly connect and run the card
without knowledge of electrical schematics and experience in the
electrical installations. Additionally, there is the possibility of installing
the card in a high quality, aesthetic and watertight enclosures FIBOX.
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Basic card hardware functions
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5. Basic card hardware functions
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Control of rotary engine and measuring the azimuth of the dome.
Control of the single or double shutter engines and providing an information about their current mode. Each of the
shutter parts can be equipped with an encoder that measures its position.
Power control up to eight devices of the observatory equipment.
Emergency shutdown of the shutter in the case of power failure in the grid.
Emergency shutdown of the shutter in the case of battery power failure.
Emergency shutdown of the shutter in the case of bad weather conditions.
Emergency shutdown of the shutter in the case of loosing the connection with the control computer.
FindHome – searching for HomeSensor position.
Remembering the position of the dome after power off.
Supporting the rain and cloud sensors.
Safe Observatory input to hardware blocking the action of engines.
ScopeAtHome input.
Displaying basic informations about the status of the observatory's sensors.
Measurement of internal and external temperature, measurement of humidity and atmospheric pressure.
Measurement of current-voltage batteries, which supply the dome.
The internal card remote firmware revision procedures, without being physically present at the observatory.
6. Description of the card's inputs and outputs
ATTENTION
• OUTPUTS WHERE THERE IS HIGH VOLTAGE ARE MARKED IN RED - BEFORE THEIR CONNECTING THE CARD SHOULD BE
DISCONNECTED FROM POWER.
• WHEN CONNECTING THE CARD TO 230/110 VAC POWER GRID YOU MUST CHECK THE WIRES POLARITY L (PHASE), N
(GROUND), AND PROPERLY CONNECT THE PROTECTIVE WIRE PE. INCORRECT CONNECTION CAN DAMAGE THE COMPUTER
CONTROL AND CAUSE A MALFUNCTION OF THE CARD.
ALL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS OF THE CARD HAVE SCREW TERMINALS, MAXIMUM SUITABLE WIRE CROSS SECTION IS 2.5 MM2.
Stationary main part
Power
• Line 230VAC – power loss sensor input
• UPS 230 VAC – 110 or 230 VAC main power input of the card
• OUT 230 VAC – auxiliary output to 230 VAC power supply for other devices, intended to connect the card's moving
part power adapter
• DC IN 12V – 12V power input of the card
• DC OUT 12V/5V – 12V/5V (0.5A) stabilized output voltage from an internal power adapter on the card that can be
used to power the equipment of the observatory
• RS485 - output to wired control the moving part of the card
Power control of the equipment inside the observatory
• FAN - 230V power supply output for control of cooling or heating the observatory
• SCOPE - 230VAC power supply output to control the telescope's power
• CCD - 230VAC power supply output to control CCD camera's power
• Relay1 - relay contacts output No / NC for any use
• Relay2 - relay contacts output No / NC for any use
• Relay3 - relay contacts output No / NC for any use
• Relay4 - relay contacts output No / NC for any use
Control of the rotary engine
• Dome Inverter
• COM, CW, CCW - outputs to control the inverter motor or RelayBox module
• L, PE, N - 230VAC output to power the inverter
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Description of the card's inputs and outputs
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Observatory current state sensors inputs
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Cloud Sensor – logic input of the cloud sensor cooperating directly with AG CloudWacher and Boltwood Cloud Sensor
DomeAtHome – logic input of the dome's home sensor
Dome Enkoder – dome encoder input
Obs. Safe – logic input to block the engines in the case when the dome's movement could damage the equipment
inside the dome, especially the telescope
• Scope AtHome – logic input detecting that the telscope is parked
• Free Input – logic input for any use
• Analog Input – analog input for measuring the voltage of the battery that powers the main part of the card
Working with hardware extensions
• RS485 – output for optional extension in RS485 standard
Communication with PC
• USB – USB port for communication between the card and PC
Moving part (Rotate)
Power
• UPS 230 VAC – main input of 110 or 230 VAC
• DC IN 12V – 12V power input of the card
• RS485 – output for wire control of the moving part of the card
Power control of the equipment inside the observatory
• LIGHT – 230V power supply output for control the upper lightning in the moving part of the dome
Control of the shutter engine no. 1
• Shutter Inverter - 1
COM, Open, Close – outputs to control the inverter motor or RelayBox module
L, PE, N – outputs of 230VAC to power the inverter
• Close1 Sensor – logic input of the shutter no. 1 closing sensor
• Close1 LS – shutter no. 1 limit switch input
• Open1 Sensor – logic input of the shutter no. 1 opening sensor
• Open1 LS – shutter no. 1 limit switch input
Control of the shutter engine no. 2
• Shutter Inverter - 2
COM, Open, Close – outputs to control the inverter motor or RelayBox module
L, PE, N – outputs of 230VAC to power the inverter
• Close2 Sensor – logic input of the shutter no. 2 closing sensor
• Close2 LS – shutter no. 2 limit switch input
• Open2 Sensor – logic input of the shutter no. 2 opening sensor
• Open2 LS – shutter no. 2 limit switch input
Observatory current state sensors inputs
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Hygrometer – input for humidity and temperature sensor
Rain Sensor – logic input of the cloud sensor cooperating directly with AG CloudWacher and Boltwood Cloud Sensor
Shutter 1 Encoder – encoder input of the shutter no. 1
Shutter 2 Encoder – encoder input of the shutter no. 2
Analog Input – analog input for measuring the voltage of the battery that powers the main part of the card
Temp. In – internal thermometer input
Temp. Out – external thermometer input
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Description of the card's control panel and LED indicators
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7. Description of the card's control panel and LED indicators
Control buttons
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On/OFF – power on/off button that switches the card into StanBy mode
Telescope – power on/off the telescope
CCD – power on/off CCD camera
Light – power on/off the upper lightning inside the dome
Fan – power on/off the fan
Shift – function button, when you push it:
- Telescope, CCD, LIGHT, Fan buttons control and indicate the current state of Rel1, Rel2, Rel3, Rel4 relays
- OPEN, CLOSE buttons control the movement of the second shutter (in the case when the card is configured for
double shutter system – default setting is for single shutter system)
- information of the LCD screen changes
- pushing this button lasting a few seconds in the StandBy mode (it is indicated by green LED diode placed close to
this button) - turn the card into radio transmition programming mode
TelescopeSync – when the card cooperates with PC it allows to turn on the telescope - dome synchronization mode
manually
WindSync – when the card cooperates with PC it allows to turn on the dome - wind direction synchronization mode
manually
Weather Protect – when the card cooperates with PC it allowes to turn on WeatherProtect mode manually which
closes the dome in the case of bad weather conditions (raining, snowing, strong wind, cloudiness)
Display - it is used to switch the informations displayed on the LCD screen
CW, CCW, OPEN, CLOSE, STOP – the dome's main control buttons used to rotate it, stop it and open/close the shutter
LEDs
every control button has its own LED that indicates its current state
• NoPower – indicates the power failure on 230VAC power input sensor
• Rain – indicates Rain Sensor input
• Cloud – indicates Cloud Sensor input
• Shutter 1
- Open – indicates the shutter Open 1 Sensor
- Close – indicates the shutter Close 1 Sensor
- Encoder – indicates the current state of the shutter no. 1 encoder (blinking during the shutter movement means
that the encoder works properly)
• Shutter 2
- Open – indicates the shutter Open 2 Sensor
- Close – indicates the shutter Close 2 Sensor
- Encoder – indicates the current state of the shutter no. 2 encoder (blinking during the shutter movement means
that the encoder works properly)
• Dome AtHome – indicates the current state of the dome's Home sensor
• Scope AtHome – indicates the current state of the telescope AtHome sensor
• Free Input – indicates the current state of FreeInput sensor
• Shutter Link – indicates the correct radio connection with the moving part of the card
• Observatory Unsafe – indicates the current state of Observatory Safe input
• Low Battery – indicates that the voltage of battery that powers the card is too low
LEDs of LCD screen (Shift button is turned off)
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Dome Azimuth – displays the dome's current azimuth
Battery – displays the voltage of the battery connected to analog input in the main part of the card
Temp. – displays the temperature inside the dome
Hum. – displays the humidity
LEDs of LCD screen (Shift button is turned on)
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Dome Azimuth – displays the temperature from humidity sensor
Battery – displays the voltage of the battery connected to analog input in the moving part of the card
Temp. – displays the temperature outside the dome
Hum. – displays the atmospheric pressure (Hp)
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Description of the card's control panel and LED indicators
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Fig. 8
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Panel and connectors
of Main Part
Panel and connectors
of Rotary Part
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ScopeDome USB Driver software
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8. ScopeDome USB Driver software
Together with the card we provide ScopeDome USB Driver software. The
latest version of driver can be downloaded from our website:
http://www.scopedome.com. You can use it to set all the card's
configuration parameters. Through the ASCOM platform or TheSky6
program you can synchronize the telescope-dome position.
Using our driver you can also control the power of the equipment inside
the observatory. Driver supports the most popular weather stations and
cloud sensors.
Full documentation and description of all functions of the driver is in help
file included with the software. Configuration parameters are also
described in tips those appear when you select them with the mouse. After
pressing the "Restore Default" and save the settings in the "Config"
window the card should control the dome properly.
The card is equipped with additional two programs. The first of these
"DCMLib_Test.exe" is a typical "low level" software to service the card. It
allows you to check and set all the configuration parameters of the card.
The second program is "ScopeDome_Demo.exe". It is used for
demonstration and testing of the dome's drive mechanisms.
fig. 10 Main Driver window
9. The first test run
of ScopeDome USB 2.0 card
To test the card for the first time you have to connect the power supply to
its main and moving parts and connect the card to your computer using a
shielded USB cable. After connecting the card to USB port, please look at
the Device Manager and the list of COM ports. You should see a virtual USB
Serial Port (eg COM 40), which is associated with the ScopeDome card,
based on the USB Serial Converter supplied by FTDI Company.
If the card did not appear on the list of COM and LPT ports in the Device
Manager, disconnect the USB cable and then run the program
CDM20814_Setup.exe. This installs the necessary drivers and sets the
communication between the card and PC.
After connecting power to the two parts of the card, note that "Shutter
Link" LED is on – it indicates a stable communication between the two parts
of the card. If communication between parts of the card has not been
properly established, go to step: "Programming radio connections".
Then install the latest version of ScopeDome USB Driver provided by
ScopeDome. After first installation, the program displays only "Config"
window. After successfully installation of the software, please enter the
following parameters in "Config" window:
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fig. 11 Weather window
Enter the dome's radius in “Dome” tab
Choose a proper card's type in „Card Config” window tab
„Select Io Card” field
Push „Restore Default” button at the bottom of the
window
finally push „Save Settings” button, which closes “Config”
window and opens the main control panel of the program
Other configuration parameters can be entered later in
accordance with the information contained in the "Help"
section.
Fig. 12 Card patameters configuration window
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Connecting the dome drives and sensors to ScopeDomeUSB 2.0 card
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After this stage, the software should go to the main control window of the observatory without any error messages. The card should
also communicate with the control PC properly. This can be easily checked by pressing CW, CCW, Open, Close buttons, or turning on the
power of the telescope, CCD camera or lighting inside the observatory. On the card the appropriate LEDs indicating the status of the
relays should light up (there should also be an audible sound - the characteristic "click" of the relay). ScopeDome USB Driver should
properly display the status of the card's relays on a computer screen. There also shall be a possibility to control the card from the PC.
Pressing the CW, CCW, Open, Close buttons, and buttons that control the power of the equipment inside the observatory in the main
window of the control program - should enable and disable the corresponding relays on the card.
If the driver did not establish communication with the card, an error dialog with the message: "ScopeDome Card USB v2.0 is not
connected" will display. In this case, you should first check if a virtual COM port associated with the card is visible in the list of devices
connected to the computer, and then again try to run the program. If this message persists, please contact us by Skype or by phone.
Our SkyPe software service is available through an account with nick: "JacekPala" - preferably "chat" connection type.
ATTENTION
TO CONNECT THE USB SCOPEDOME CARD WITH A COMPUTER, DUE TO THE CONTROL OF HIGH-POWER ENGINES WHICH ARE
CONNECTED TO 230 VAC (INDUCTIVE LOAD), IT IS NECESSARY TO USE VERY WELL SHIELDED USB CABLES. IT IS ALSO NECESSARY
TO CHECK THE PROPER CONNECTION OF 230VAC POWER SUPPLY LINES (L, N, PE). INCORRECT WIRING MAY DAMAGE THE
CONTROL COMPUTER IN THE OBSERVATORY. IT CAN ALSO BE A REASON OF AN UNSTABLE WORK OF SCOPEDOME USB CARD.
10. Connecting the dome drives and sensors
to ScopeDomeUSB 2.0 card
After verifying proper operation of the card at a basic level, you are ready to connect the drives and all other sensors. A good
idea is not to connect all these elements at once but rather as step by step procedure. At each stage check whether the
connected components do work properly. We suggest the following sequence of connection:
1. The engine and inverter of rotary drive
2. Home Sensor
3. Dome encoder
4. Close Limit Switch
5. Open Limit Switch
6. The engine and inverter of the shutter drive
7. Other weather and power sensors (thermometers in and out, hygrometer, rain and cloud sensor or sensor, power failure
sensor)
8. Power Supply (UPS)
9. Remote control
NOTE
CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED VERSION PLUG AND PLAY WIRING CAN JUST INSTANTLY CONNECT ALL THE CABLES IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR NUMBERS. THE ENTIRE OBSERVATORY AUTOMATION IS BEING PREPARED AND CHECKED BY US.
BEFORE SENDING PLUG AND PLAY SYSTEM WE ALWAYS TEST IT FOR A FEW HOURS IN OUR LABORATORY.
SELF-CONNECTION OF THE CARD, ENGINES AND SENSORS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE IN READING AND UNDERSTANDING
ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS, AND SOME MANUAL SKILLS. IN OUR OPINION THIS IS A TYPICAL TASK FOR THE ELECTRICIAN
PERFORMING ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS IN DETACHED HOUSES. IT WILL BE WELCOME IF THE PERSON INSTALLING THE CARD
WILL HAVE AT LEAST MINIMAL EXPERIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS OR IN "SMART HOME" INSTALLATIONS.
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Connecting the dome drives and sensors to ScopeDomeUSB 2.0 card
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How do I check the correct functioning of HomeSensor?
After connecting "Home Sensor" according to the scheme turn the card on and cover the sensor's fork by anuthing (eg a piece of
paper). If Home Sensor is functioning properly, "Dome At Home" LED indicating his condition should light and fade.
How do I check the correct functioning of Dome Encoder?
The encoder test procedure is identical to "Home Sensor". The only problem is that the state of the dome's position encoder is not
displayed directly on the card panel. If you have not installed ScopeDome USB driver yet, the simplest way to test is to connect the
encoder plug in Home Sensor input and watching "Dome At Home" LED. If you already have a computer connected to the encoder, you
can watch the action on screen. During the rotation of the dome (CW and CCW buttons) the azimuth of the dome should change. Sensor
status can be read directly by selecting "Sensors" tab in the main window. Encoder state is indicated by "Az Counter".
How to check proper operation of limit switches?
After connecting the limit switches according to the scheme, you must turn on the card and check their work but necessarily before
you connect the engines. When you press the limit switch connected to the "Open 1 Sensor", its LED on the card panel should light up.
Similarly, when you press the limit switch connected to the "Close 1 Sensor", its LED on the card panel should light up. Then we can
connect the engines driving the shutter and check if manual pressing the limit swithes arms stops them.
How to check a proper operation of weather sensors and other sensors?
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Disconnecting 230VAC cable from Line 230V input should cause that "No Power" LED lights up
Activation of “Cloud Sensor” input should cause that "Cloud" LED lights up
Activation of “Rain Sensor” input should cause that "Rain" LED lights up
Activation of “Free Input” input should cause that "Free Input" LED lights up
Activation of “Scope AtHome” input should cause that "Scope AtHome" LED lights up
fig. 13 ScopeDome USB Card Test Application
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Programming the radio connection between the card components
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11. Programming the radio connection
between the card components
The card comes with a properly configured radio connections between its components. If the radio connections does not work, use
the following instructions.
To start programming for radio connections between components of ScopeDome USB Card ver. 2.0,
switch it into StandBy mode. It is also good to set both parts of the card so as to divide them as the smallest distance.
After turning on the card it automatically sets into “Power On” mode. Press „Power On/Off” button to go to StanBy mode.
Programming the radio connection with remote control:
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Before programming, disconnect the power from moving part of the card.
Check if the remote battery is installed.
Press "Power On / Off" button on the control panel to set the card in "Standby" mode. Entry into StandBy mode is
indicated by red LED lighting up next to "Power On / Off" button and by turning off the alphanumeric display on the card.
Press and hold for about 5 seconds "FN" button on the card – until green LED lights up close to it.
Press any button on the remote control. Correct programming of the radio connection is indicated by displaying numbers
from 1 to 4 on the alphanumeric display on the main part of the card. Info: The card can be controlled using the four
remote controllers after their previous programming.
Proper operation of the remote control can be checked after turning on the card. After pressing the button on the remote
control a proper LED should light up next to corresponding CW, CCW, Open, Close buttons on the main card part.
ATTENTION
BEFORE PROGRAMMING THE RADIO CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SUCCESSIVE REMOTE CONTROLERS OR MOVING PARTS OF THE
CARD, TURN ON AND TURN OFF THE MAIN PART OF THE CARD.
Programming the radio connection with the moving part of the card
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Turn the main part of the card into StandBy mode
Connect the power to the moving part of the card
Press and hold the „FN” button until green LED lights up
After opening the casing of the moving part press a small black button that is located close to the transformer
After a while a number from 1 to 5 should appear on the LCD screen. It indicates that there is a connection between the
main and the moving part of the card
Proper work of the moving part can be checked by pressing „LIGHT” button on the main part. There should be also a
characteristic „click” sound audible from the moving part of the card.
Reseting the radio connection system
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Turn the main part of the card into StandBy mode
Press and hold the „FN” button until green LED lights up
Press and hold the „STOP” button
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Firmware Upgrade
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12. Firmware Upgrade
ATTENTION
DURING INSTALATION OF THE NEW FIRMWARE ALL YOUR CARD SETTINGS ARE RESET SO THERE IS A NEED TO CONFIGURE THEM
AGAIN. TYPICAL PARAMETERS NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER OPERATION OF THE CARD, WILL BE SET AUTOMATICALLY WHEN
YOU FIRST RUN SCOPEDOME USB DRIVER VER 2.0. CONTROL SOFTWARE. TO PRE-PROGRAM THE CARD YOU HAVE GO TO
"CONFIG" WINDOW OF THE DRIVER AND ENTER THE RADIUS OF THE DOME, THEN SELECT THE TYPE OF CARD IS CONNECTED,
AND THEN PRESS THE "RESTORE DEFAULT". ATER THAT CLOSE THE CONFIGURATION WINDOW BY PRESSING "SAVE SETTINGS".
IF YOU PREVIOUSLY HAD AN OBSERVATORY WITH INSTALLED AND CONFIGURED SCOPEDOME USB CARD AND SCOPEDOME
DRIVER - AT ITS FIRST RUN ALL YOUR SETTINGS WILL BE RECONSTITUTED.
Together with the driver on the CD-Rom we provide the latest firmware.
It can also be downloaded from the website: ScopeDome.com (download section).
Firmware is located in subdirectory:
„Software\Card_Firmware\ScopeDomeUSBCard_ver_2.0\ver. 2.7”
„Software\Card_Firmware\<Card_Type>\<Firmware_Version>”
In “Main” and “Rotary” subdirectories you can find the firmware latest version.
It is necessary to begin installing firmware starting from the moving part of the card "Wireless Shutter Control Module".
Firmware upgrade of „Wireless Shutter Control Module”
The installation shall take about one minute.
1. Turn on the power of the card
2. In Control Panel set the virtual COM port associated with ScopeDome USB Card into the port from the range of COM1 –
COM4.
3. Make sure that the radio communication between the main and moving part of the card is stable.
4. Run "Update Rotary.Bat" batch file from "Rotary" subdirectory
5. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen
6. When you install the firmware on LCD screen on the card displays the message "FLA.". Computer screen displays the
installation progress indicator (the line of characters "#").
7. After correct firmware installation on the moving part computer screen displays the words "Equal! Leaving programming
mode ...", and LCD screen on the card displays "0" (zero).
In case that firmware upgrade fails, you must repeat it. The most common cause of trouble with the upgrade is a poor quality of the
radio connection. If after several attempts the installation still fails, you can try to turn the card into a firmware programming mode. To
do this you shall:
1. Disconnect the power from the moving part of the card
2. Open the casing of the moving part of the card
3. Press the small black button that is located close to the transformer and holding it connect the power to the moving part
of the card
4. Run "Update Rotary.bat"
Firmware upgrade of the main part of the card
The installation will take about a minute.
1. Turn on the power of the card
2. In Control Panel set the virtual COM port associated with ScopeDome USB Card into the port from the range of COM1 –
COM4.
3. Run "Update Main.Bat" batch file from "Main" subdirectory
4. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen
5. When you install the firmware LCD screen on the card displays nothing. Computer screen displays the installation
progress indicator (the line of characters "#")
6. After correct firmware installation on the main part computer screen displays the words "Equal! Leaving programming
mode ...", and LCD screen on the card displays "0" (zero).
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Additional functions of the alphanumerical LCD screen
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13. Additional functions of the alphanumerical LCD screen
Access to additional display functions can be obtained after holding for a few seconds "Shift" button - until the moments when the
display shows P0. Then, pressing Open/Close buttons we can change the parameter number we wish to see. To display its value, press
"Display" button. After you press "Display" button again, you go back to the previous list of parameters. To exit the preview card
parameters mode, please double-press "Power On / Off.".
Additional parameters displayed on the card:
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
P8
P9
P10
P11
-
the value of the main encoder counter AZ - not cleared during passage through the Home Sensor
the value of the auxiliary encoder counter AZ - cleared during passage through the Home Sensor
lower limit of the dome position encoder counter
upper limit of the dome position encoder counter
CounterDebounceTime – minimum time of an incoming pulse from the encoder
number of encoder pulses per one rotation of the dome
Link status % - radio signal strength indicator
home sensor position – position of HomeSensor in degrees
encoder counter value for the shutter no. 1
- encoder counter value for the shutter no. 2
- voltage of the battery that powers the moving part of the card at which it will automatically close the shutter
14. Error codes reported by the card
All errors reported by the card are stored in the logs of the computer program.
Errors reported by the virtual COM port:
0 - the card is working properly
1-10 -errors caused by Ft232
19 - lack of communication between USB port and the card (FT_READ_TIMEOUT )
20 - error when sending data via USB port (FT_WRITE_TIMEOUT)
21 - lack of authorization by the card at connection initialization (FT_AUTHORISATION_ERROR)
22 - incorrect checksum of received packet (FT_CHECKSUM_ERROR)
Errors reported by the ScopeDome USB Card:
31
32
33
34
35
36
- incorrect checksum of received packet
- error in the header of a received frame
- incorrect command code (suggested card software update)
- wrong parameter when calling the function from the library
- wrong parameter when calling the function from the library
- error returned when trying to quickly change the direction of the dome without its first stopping and waiting time
defined in the 'Dome Stop Pause "
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Wiring diagrams for typical 3Phase engines
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15. Wiring diagrams for typical 3Phase engines
The card can be used in so many ways that all possible diagrams of the observatory automation can not be put in one document.
Below we discuss only the most typical. Wiring diagrams showing the connection of the card you'll find on the attached CD-ROM in
Electrical Diagrams" directory. You can also download them from our site http://www.ScopeDome.com.
The most typical diagram (used by us in PlugAndPlay option) showing the connection of the card you will find in the file:
"Observatory_Block_diagram_With_Plug_And_Play_Wiring_Card_2.0.pdf"
(look at connection diagram on page 16,17,18 and 19))
16. Alternative methods of connecting
Home Sensor and the encoder
Any home sensor or encoder supplied by other manufacturers or self-made can be connected to the card. The only condition is to
keep a short-circuit between OS and GND inputs of the encoder or Home Sensor. Depending on which state of Home Sensor is active, it
may be necessary to negate it during the card configuration procedure. To do this, select Config> CardConfig.> Negative HomeSensor.
For example, this option should be selected when Home Sensor function is fulfilled by the contactron joints.
(look at connection diagram on page 20)
17. Remote hardware reset of the card power supply
If you use the card at the observatory controlled remotely (unmanned) - we believe it is necessary to use additional physical systems
for remote power on and off the card and PC (the control computer). Remember that for various reasons microprocessor card may
crash or we can lost radio contact with the movable part of the card. The best solution in this case are wireless power switches
controlled via the Internet by WiFi. For example, it can be: Aviosys IP POWER 9258 Wi-Fi Remote Power Switch - 4 Port (link). To
wireless control the power of the moving part of the dome a WiFi router is also essential.
(look at simplified scheme with a switch and router on page 21)
Cheap, simple, and often helpful solution, in the case of loss of communication with the moving part of the card - is to use one of the
relays, eq. REL1. You can use it to disconnect power from the main part of the card for a moment. After remote turning on REL1 relay,
the card power is disconnected. The card is turned off for a moment, and thus the relay returns to its resting position and the power of
the card is turned on again. After rebooting the driver we may regain control of access to the card that is already reset.
(look at connection diagram on page 22)
18. Control of 230VAC 1-Phase engines
To connect 230VAC 1-Phase engines there is a need to use additional RelayBox module.
(look at 230VAC 1-Phase engine wiring diagram on page 23)
19. Control of 12V DC engines
To connect 12V DC engines there is a need to use additional 12V PWM Motor Control Module or ScopeDome CW/CCW to 12V DC
RelayBox module.
(look on page 16 or 12V DC engine wiring diagram on page 24)
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12V DC
30W
Thermometer
Heater
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MOTOR
HEATER
CL.LS
OP.LS
Thermometer
Heater
- 230VAC wires
ENC.
230V
AC
12V/15A
DC
12V power
supply
230VAC
Main Power
71 72 73 74 75 76 77
+12V
OP./CL.SEN
FREE
- 12VDC wires
73
73
FREE
ENC.
INV.OP./COM/CL
SUPPLY
1 - Plug And Play
1
Connectors with
wire number
- Dome Automation Parts
75
75
M
100W
12VDC
state
Ext Thermo-
Int
12V DC
30W
10
ScopeDome.com
25
25
Dome Control Box
ScopeDome ASCOM
Local Server DomeDriver
MS Windows 32/64 bit
XP/Vista/7/8
1.5m shielded USB cable
USB
PC
Computer
Higrometer mounted
on the outside dome
wall
Home Sensor
HIGRO
Shutter Control Box
Heater
- Low voltage control wires
76
76
Dome Encoder
on motor axis
Dome Motor Module
12V DC
30W
+12V
OP./CL.SEN
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
IN
Info
12V DC
Contacts
Box
+/- 12V DC line
from dome rolls
Slip Ring
+/- 12V DC line
from dome slip ring
CL.LS
12V DC
Contacts
Box
OP.LS
73
73
MOTOR
71 72 73 74 75 76 77
HEATER
75
71
71
72
72
ENC.
FREE
INV.OP./COM/CL
ENC.
75
Dome Top
Dome Front
FREE
76
Open Sensor
Limit Switch
Close Sensor
Limit Switch
SUPPLY
76
M
12V DC
150W
Shutter Motor Module
81 82 83 84 85
85
Heater
81 82 83 84
PLUG
AND
PLAYWIRING
WIRINGDIAGRAM
DIAGRAMFOR
FOR2M
2M DOME
DOME WITH
WITH HEATING
PLUG
AND
PLAY
HEATING SYSTEM
SYSTEM
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1
1
- Slip Ring
3x0.25 mm
33 34 35
2x0.5 mm
32
39
Thermometer
38
9
9
48
48
2x0.5 mm
4x0.5 mm (shielded)
51
51
M
90W/3Phase
3x0.5 mm
Dome Encoder
on motor axis
27
27
3x0.5 mm
Emergency
Open/Close
buttons
50
50
3x0.5 mm
48
48
16
16
SV002iE5-1C
optional
FEG8003
EMI
Filter
Dome
Inverter
Dome Inverter Box
28
28
17
17
3x0.5 mm
POWER
CONTROL
LIGHT
37 36
Dome Motor Module
31
43 42 41 40
Thermostate
SV002iE5-1C
Shutter
Inverter
Thermostate
38
38
M
49
49
120W/3Phase
Shutter Motor Module
13
3x0.5 mm
12
9
14
15
16
8 7 6 5 4
3
17
USB
ScopeDome ASCOM
Local Server DomeDriver
18
1
19
20
230VAC
Main Power
Connector
3x0.5 mm
Dome Top
Light
ScopeDome.com
4pin 2pin
2
USB
PC
Computer
MS Windows 32/64 bit
XP/Vista/7/8
Dome Control Box
11 10
35
35
2x0.5 mm
2x0.5 mm
4x0.5 mm (shielded)
3x0.25 mm
10
Home Sensor
2x0.5 mm
Thermostate
Heater
- Main Power (230VAC)
~230V
Contacts
Box
22
22
30
44
45
45
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
Heater
- Dome Automation Parts
- Plug And Play
Connectors with
wire number
- High voltage wires
(230VAC)
L,N line
from dome rolls
(PE is connected
via motor cogwhell
and dome cogrim)
Slip Ring
L,N,PE line
from dome slip ring
29
45
Heater
- Low voltage wires
4x0.25 mm
47
47
27
27
~230V
Contacts
Box
43
43
47 46
3x0.5 mm (shielded)
Heater
Info
HIGRO
Higrometer mounted
on the outside dome
wall
4x0.25 mm
Dome Top
Dome Front
Shutter Control Box
27 26 25
4x0.25 mm
Open Sensor
Limit Switch
Close Sensor
Limit Switch
28
IN
Heater
24
Heater
23
Heater
1.5m shielded USB cable
22
OUT
23
23
3x0.5 mm
21
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3x0.25 mm
4x0.25 mm
43
43
Dome Top
2pin
3pin
4pin
3pin
3pin
2pin 2pin 2pin
4pin
16
16
3x0.25 mm
Dome
Inverter
4x0.5 mm
48
48
SV008iC5-1F
17
17
3pin
3pin
29 30 31 32 33 34 35
4pin
3pin
HIGRO
4pin
4pin
M
Dome
Drive
240W/3Phase
27
27
3x0.5 mm
22
22
4x0.5 mm
49
49
M
UPS
3x0.25 mm
Base Ring
3x0.25 mm
9
9
10
10
IN
OUT
Dome
Encoder
3x0.5 mm
3x0.5 mm
Home
Sensor
2x5 mm
27
27
28
28
Dome Top
Dome
Top Light
Dome Rotate
Dome Top
Shutter
Drive
370W/3Phase
POWER
CONTROL
LIGHT
50
50
Emergency
Open/Close
buttons
12VDC
UPS
BATTERY
+
2x0.5 mm
49
49
2x0.25 mm
3x0.5 mm
X X
45
45
SV008iC5-1F
Shutter
Inverter
3x0.5 mm
44
44
47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37 36
4x0.25 mm
47
47
Dome Front
Open Sensor
Limit Switch
IN
from Pier to Base Ring
on dome base wires line
Pier
3pin
3pin
3pin
3pin
USB
3pin
3pin
4pin 2pin
2 1
3x0.5 mm
3pin
16 17 18 19 20
3pin
3pin 2pin 2pin 2pin 2pin 2pin
12 13 14 15
3pin
2pin 3pin
3
1.5m shielded USB cable
ASCOM
DomeDriver
MS Windows
XP/Vista/7
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
USB
3x0.5 mm
23
23
OUT
UPS
IN
230VAC
Main Power
- Main power connector
on dome rotate part
- Power Contacts
on basering
- Main Power (230VAC)
- Dome Parts
- Plug And Play Connectors
with wire number
PC
Computer
1 1
ScopeDome.com
- Low voltage wires
- High voltage (230VAC) wires
Drawing info
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
x x
Close Sensor
Limit Switch
OUT
48
48
3pin
2pin 2pin
3pin
3pin
3pin
3pin
3pin
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21 22 23 24
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10
9
RELAY 1
Obser. Scope Free
Safe AtHome Input
RELAY 2
Dome
Encoder
Dome
Encoder
RELAY 3
Dome
At Home
RELAY 4
Cloud
Sensor
Dome
AtHome
Sensor
DOME INVERTER
Analog Rs485
Input
SCOPE
230VAC
OUTPUT
CCD
230VAC
OUTPUT
DC OUTPUT
12VDC
UPS
BATTERY
+
230VAC
OUTPUT
FAN
DC IN
FUSE
OUT. 230V UPS 230V LINE 230V
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PE
N
22
PE
230VAC
POWER CONTACTS
L
L
N
230VAC
MAIN POWER
23
16
-
17
PE
L
N
M
V
V
W
48
W
Dome
PE
Drive
240W/3Phase
U
U
230VAC/3Phase
DOME MOTOR
INVERTER
SV008iE5-1F
+
UPS
230/230VAC
2200W
UPS BATTERY
N
PE
INPUT
L
BOLTWOOD / AAG
CLOUD SENSOR
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
OUTPUT
L
PE
N
P1
P2
CM
DIAGRAM FOR BASERING AND PIER PART
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SV008iE5-1F
PE
L
U
U
M
V
V
W
49
W
2
1
45
Close1 Close1
Sensor
LS
47
4
3
Dome Front
Close Sensor
Limit Switch
Close
button
29
50
Open
button
Emergency Open/Close
2
1
CK
+5V
GND
DATA
HIGROMETER
28
34
POWER
CONTROL
LIGHT
Shutter 2
Encoder
Close2 Close2
Sensor LS
Dome Top
Rain Shutter 1
Sensor Encoder
Open1 Open1
Sensor
LS
43
4
3
Dome Top
Open Sensor
Limit Switch
PE
L
Analog Temp.
Input
In
Temp.
Out
Open2 Open2
Sensor
LS
N
35
230VAC
POWER CONTACTS
N
N
12VDC
UPS
BATTERY
+
27
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
UPS BATTERY
Shutter
PE
Drive
370W/3Phase
N
230VAC/3Phase
SHUTTER MOTOR
INVERTER
44
P1
P2
CM
Dome
Top Light
WHITE
THEMRMOMETER
IN DOME
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BROWN
+-
WHITE
PE
INPUT
27
OUTPUT
L
PE
L
ScopeDome.com
UPS
THEMRMOMETER
OUTSIDE DOME
230/230VAC
2200W
BROWN
DIAGRAM FOR ROTATE PART
EN
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PE
L
N
U
U
SV008iE5-1F
230VAC/3Phase
UPPER SHUTTER MOTOR
INVERTER
SHUTTER 1
M1
V
V
PE
W
W
P1
P2
CM
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2
1
Upper Shutter Drive
370W/3Phase
4
3
Dome Front
Close Sensor
Limit Switch
Close
button
Open
button
Emergency Open/Close
4
2
3
1
Dome Top
Open Sensor
Limit Switch
1
3
2
4
Dome Front
Close Sensor
Limit Switch
Close
button
Open
button
Emergency Open/Close
1
3
2
4
Dome Top
Open Sensor
Limit Switch
ScopeDome.com
N
U
U
Lower Shutter Drive
370W/3Phase
PE
L
SV008iE5-1F
230VAC/3Phase
LOWER SHUTTER MOTOR
INVERTER
SHUTTER 2
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
M2
V
V
PE
W
W
P1
P2
CM
DIAGRAM FOR DOUBLE SHUTTER DOMES
EN
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Alternative Encoder and Home Sensor Connection
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
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Main Power
230VAC
UPS
2200W
WiFi Ip
Power Switch
Line
230VAC
ScopeDome
USB Card
ver. 2.0
230VAC
from contacts
on base ring
UPS
230VAC
230VAC
UPS
2200W
WiFi Lan Card
PC
Computer
Base Ring
Dome Rotate
Internet/Lan
WiFi Router
UPS
230VAC
ScopeDome
Wireless
Shutter Control
Module
WiFi Ip
Power Switch
Power Over IP control for remote observatory
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Wi-Fi Remote Power Switch
- 4 Port
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
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Special power control for remote cold card reset
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L
PE
N
ScopeDome.com
230VAC
POWER CONTACTS
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
EN
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Main ScopeDomeUSB Card 2.0
to 1 Phase Motor Relay Box
Connection Diagram
L
230VAC
MAIN
POWER
N
COM
CCW
U1
Z2
V1 Z2
V1
M
U2
Z1
V2
U1 U2
PE
CW
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U2
U1
Z2
V1
CW
COM
CCW
N L
ScopeDomeUSB Card 2.0
to 1 Phase Motor
Relay Box
1 Phase
230VAC
Motor
EN
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M
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+ 12V
- 12V
+
230V
P1
CW
230V CCW
P2
P21 P22
ScopeDome.com
- Motor
- 12V
+Motor
- Motor
ScopeDome
CW/CCW
to 12V DC
Relay Box
CCW
CW
Com
Com
CW
CCW
ScopeDome
CW/CCW
to 12V DC
Relay Box
+Motor
ScopeDome
USB Card
ver. 2.0
Power
12V
Battery
P11 P12
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
+ 12V
ScopeDome
CW/CCW
to 12V DC
Relay Box
-
12V DC Motor
12V DC Motors and ScopeDome card
EN
N 230 VAC
L 230 VAC
+- Motor
- Motor
+ 12V
- 12V
L 230 VAC
N 230 VAC
CCW
CW
Com
N 230 VAC
L 230 VAC
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L
T
N
In Box
Heater 1
In Box
Heater 1
In Box
Conectors
In box
Thermostate
KTO 011
N
23
PE
23
230VAC
MAIN POWER
L
In Box
Conectors
UPS 230V
In box
Thermostate
KTO 011
Dome Inverter Box
T
230VAC
MAIN POWER
Dome Motor Gear
Heater
51
17
DOME INVERTER
Main Module Box
In Box
Heater 2
PE
T
14
RELAY 2
ScopeDome
USB Card ver. 2.0
Main Part Contacts
35
Outside
Thermometer
connected to the
shutter gear
230VAC Heating system for ScopeDome card
35
Shutter Motor Gear
Heater
T
38
ScopeDome
USB Card ver. 2.0
Shutter Control Module
Close2
Temp.
LS
Out
38
T
T
In Box
Conectors
In Box
Heater 2
In Box
Heater 1
In box
Thermostate
KTO 011
N
27
PE
230VAC
POWER
CONTACTS
L
Dome Rotate Module Box
EN
T
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PE
L N U VW
P2
P1
CM
Dome inverter connection
INVERTER CONNECTION
48 45
16
PE
Shutter inverter connection
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
49
44
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230V AC (Power)
ScopeDome USB Card ver 2.0
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EN
L
N
To ScopeDome
Card
P1 P2
CM
To 3 Phase Motor
U
V
W
INVERTER CONNECTION
PE
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